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KCSMMHZ
Oct 17, 2012 6:00am PDT
>>> disgust and distrust. okinawans react to a case of alleged sexual assault involving u.s. servicemen and wonder how it will affect the realignment of american forces in japan. people in okinawa have lived with u.s. military bases in their backyard for decades. american forces are supposed to protect them, and the rest of japan in the event of a threat. but many okinawans aren't feeling so safe around u.s. servicemen right now. two navy personnel are accused of raping a woman. the case could further strain japan/u.s. security ties. investigators say the men attacked the women before dawn tuesday on a street in the central part of okinawa's main island. they say the suspected raped and injured her and then made off with some of her personal belongings, including her bag, mobile phone, and some of her clothes. the servicemen arrived in okinawa sunday and were supposed to leave for guam tuesday. okinawa governor hirokazu nakaima met john roos at the american embassy in tokyo. nakaima expressed grave concern the matter could irreparably damage trust between okinawa and the u.s
KCSMMHZ
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
to be trying to avoid adding to concern about its behavior among its neighbors. >>> the u.s. military is strengthening its presence in the asia pacific region. it has announced that it's going to deploy two carrier strike groups to western pacific. this comes as the chinese navy increases its advance into the east china sea, the south china sea, and the pacific ocean. so what's behind the u.s. decision? we'll have analysis by our military affairs expert. but before that, let's look at the current situation in the region. the strike groups will include two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. the "u.s. washington" is near yoke sucha and the "uss john c. stennis" is on the west coast. they have the aegis air defense system. the u.s. fleet says the two strike groups will provide a combat-ready force to protect and defend the collective maritime interests of the united states and its allies in the asia pacific region. the u.s. also plans to deploy new f-35 stealth fighter jets in the region. the f-35 is now in its final stage of development. it has an advanced network system to connect the
KCSMMHZ
Oct 19, 2012 6:00am PDT
>>> curfew order. all u.s. forces in japan face an unprecedented nighttime restriction after two navy sailors are accused of raping a woman in okinawa. welcome to nhk world "newsline." american military personnel in japan will be watching the clock for the foreseeable future. their commanders imposed a temporary curfew following a case of rape in okinawa involving two u.s. servicemen. the order applies to all of the nearly 40,000 american military personnel stationed across the country. nhk world reports. report. >> reporter: the commander of u.s. forces in japan made the announcement in tokyo. >> under u.s. paycom commander authority i am immediately issuing a curfew to all military personnel in japan both temporary and assigned. >> lieutenant general salvatore angelella says the curfew will be in place from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. it will apply to all u.s. forces in japan, including those who come here for a short time. the decision follows the arrests earlier this week of two u.s. navy sailors. they are accused of raping a woman in okinawa. the pair is being held at the japane
KCSMMHZ
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
chinese name. it also said the u.s. and japan crafted back room deals to give the japanese government administrative control over senkaku. it calls the alleged agreement illegal and invalid. the government-controlled "china daily" ran similar advertisements last week in "the new york times" and "the washington post." japanese officials launched a protest against the newspapers for printing the ads. the foreign minister koichiro gemba has indicated japanese authorities will increase their efforts to assert their position on the islands to the international community. >> something like information warfare is under way. we need to appeal to the international community even though the status of our country on the island does not change. >> gemba added the japanese government sees no dispute over their sovereignty. and the latest standoff at sea around the senkaku islands is over. four chinese patrol ships left japanese territorial waters. they entered the area earlier in the day and navigated there for several hours. japan coast guard crews spotted the marine surveillance vessels at midda
KCSMMHZ
Oct 25, 2012 6:00am PDT
. assistant secretary of state kurt campbell, who arrived in japan on thursday, is in charge of u.s. policies on east asia. he said he met with china's vice foreign minister in the u.s. before leaving for japan. >> we talked about the importance of relations between china and japan are restored and improved, and that is in the best interests of not just the peoples but the countries and everyone in the asia-pacific, including the united states. >> campbell is scheduled to meet with japanese officials to discuss bilateral cooperation on situations in east asia. >>> we interviewed a prominent british analyst on how he sees japan/china relations at the moment. professor michael clarke is director general at the royal united services institute for defense and security studies. >> for european, we understand the issue, i think, of the islands. we understand the delicacy of the issue. but it is a problem that can be similar disputes all around the world, and they will flare up from time to time. the most important thing from tokyo's point of view is not to allow too many precedents to be set on eit
KCSMMHZ
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
. u.s. president barack obama and his republican challenger, mitt romney, debated the economy, health care, and the role of government. their debate took place in colorado, one of the battleground states that could decide the election next month. nhk world's mami mochizuki reports from denver. >> reporter: this could turn out to be the most scrutinized event in the election. the first televised debate ahead of the november vote. for both candidates, risks are high. >> president obama and governor romney. [ applause ] >> reporter: americans got their first chance to size up the candidates side by side. they've watched the incumbent for four years. barack obama came into office promising to lead a turnaround. but economy growth has been sluggish. still, he leads in a number of polls, but only just. >> the only way to meet governor romney's pledge of not reducing the deficit, or not adding to the deficit, is by burdening middle-class families. now, that's not my analysis. >> reporter: mitt romney has tried to make the case that his business experience prepares him to lead a recovery. but
KCSMMHZ
Oct 16, 2012 6:00am PDT
. >>> the commander of the u.s. pacific fleet says chinese naval vessels have the right to cruise in international waters, but admiral cecil haney says other nations have expectations. >> as we deal with maritime capability, it's not surprising to me china is an emerging nation who would have maritime capability. we hope what they do with their capability is transparent. >> haney also commented on the senkaku islands dispute. he said u.s. leaders take no position in terms of sovereignty claims. he added the u.s. government wants a peaceful resolution to the issue. >>> moves to boycott japanese products are spreading across china. the auto industry is taking the hardest hit. sales of japanese cars in china plunged in september. toyota saw its sales nearly halved compared to the same month last year. nhk world's akihiro ma coda reports. >> reporter: nissan motors unveiled their new precision car last month. especially for the chinese market. nissan is the top seller of japanese cars in china. the price for the 1600 cc roundabout starts from about $11,000, almost the same as chinese model. nissan kep
KCSMMHZ
Oct 29, 2012 6:00am PDT
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." people in the u.s. northeast are facing an onslaught of heavy rain and strong wins from hurricane sandy as it pushes inland. several municipalities in the storm's path have declared a state of emergency. some residents of new york city have been forced to evacuate and officials have shut down the city's mass transit. the storm is unusually large in diameter and is likely to pound a wide area for several days. the hurricane forced evacuation of some 370,000 residents from areas near the sea and new york city. officials have there have suspended subway and bus services. sandy is disrupting corporate activity with many companies not opening for business. none of the theaters on the city's famous broadway will be running performances on monday. the u.n. headquarters will be closed and the new york stock exchange will stop all trading on monday. internet trade willing also be suspended. we'll have more information on the hurricane from rash el ferguson of our weather team later in the program. >>> with just nine days to go before the u.s. presidentia
KCSMMHZ
Oct 18, 2012 6:00am PDT
to strictly maintain the japan/u.s. alliance. this will be a strong message for the chinese military. >> reporter: japanese government officials insist their relations with china are important. they've been calling on their neighbor to act calmly. the officials say they hope to settle the territorial dispute peacefully based on international law. takafumi terui, nhk world, tokyo. >>> a senior american official has similar advice for chinese leaders. u.s. deputy secretary of state william burns wants them to resolve the senkaku dispute diplomatically rather than by making the threats or using force. burns met in beijing with chinese foreign minister yang jiechi. he reportedly told yang the united states will not take sides on the issue, something american officials have said repeatedly in recent weeks. china's state-run xinhua news agency reports yang reiterated his country's stance on the dispute. chinese maintain the uninhabited islands are part of their territory. analysts see this latest comment as a message to the u.s. to stay out of the matter. >>> dozens of politicians in japan
KCSMMHZ
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
of the soldiers killed are unknown, but most troops in afghanistan are american. the number of u.s. military and civilian personnel killed in afghanistan has now risen to more than 2,000. >>> in another deadly incident, five people were killed when u.s. and afghan soldiers exchanged fire over the weekend. the killings seem to underline the growing sense of mistrust between international troops and afghanistan's own security forces. nhk world's hideki yui reports. >> reporter: two americans, one soldier and one contractor, as well as three afghan troops, died following an exchange of fire in wardak province, eastern afghanistan, on saturday. >> according to isaf and a&a reporting, after a short conversation took place between a.n.a. and isaf personnel, firing occurred which resulted in the fatal wounding of an isaf soldier and the death of his civilian colleague. >> reporter: the details of the incident remain uncertain. local authorities say u.s. soldiers came under fire. the soldiers believed the shots originated near an afghan army checkpoint. but tension and mistrust is really growing bet
KCSMMHZ
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
executive are amay or may notally hoping to vastly expand their network in the u.s. where the market is showing considerable growth. if successful, the deal would lead to the creation of a telecommunications company with more than 90 million subscribers. >>> europe's financial leaders keep hearing others talk act their problems with debt. they're eager to turn the attention away from themselves. members of the international monetary fund and the world bank are discussing global threats at their annual meetings being held in tokyo. and now finance stiministers fr the group of seven nations are getting into the mix. more from reiko sakurai. >> reporter: the europeans stressed how much effort they're putting into solving their problems. they agreed earlier this week to establish a bailout fund to assist financially strapped nations in the eurozone. participants worry about prosecutors semiing from the u.s., too. many fear predicted spending cuts and tax increases will drive down the u.s. economy over what's called the fiscal cliff. central bankers from the u.s. and elsewhere explained h
KCSMMHZ
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am PDT
, which they say would save another 4 million lives. mitsuko nishikawa, nhk world, tokyo. >>> u.s. vice president joe biden and his republican challenger congressman paul ryan clashed over a wide range of issues during their thursday debate. they included the direction of the country's economy as well as foreign policy. paul ryan attacked the obama administration on the economic front. >> we're heading in the wrong direction. 23 million americans are struggling for work today. 15% of americans are living in poverty today. this is not what a real recovery looks like. we need real reforms for real recovery. and that's exactly what mitt romney and i are proposing. >> joe biden defended the president's record, saying the markets were in a free-fall when obama took office. he counterattacked by accusing mitt romney of holding hostage the middle class and not supporting the recovery. >> we knew we had the middle class. we immediately went out and rescued general motors. we cut taxes for the middle class. and in addition to that, when that occurred what did romney do? romney said no, let detro
KCSMMHZ
Oct 15, 2012 6:00am PDT
regarding his country's stance on disputed territory in the east china sea. koichiro gemba told a senior u.s. official there is no issue regarding who owns the senkaku islands. japan controls the islands, but china and taiwan claim them. gemba met in tokyo with deputy secretary of state william burns. burns is in japan ahead of visits to china and south korea. during the discussions gemba reiterated that the senkaku islands are an inherent part of japanese territory. he added this is based on historical fact and international law. gemba explained japan is trying to facilitate dialogue with china while asking its neighbor to act calmly. the diplomats also touched on the subject of north korea. they agreed to continue to work with south korea to address the north's nuclear program. they also decided to keep looking into the issue of japanese nationals who were abducted by north korean agents in the 1970s and '80s. >>> government officials from japan, china, and south korea have emphasized the importance of cooperation to overcome confrontations. representatives of the three nations met monday
KCSMMHZ
Oct 26, 2012 6:00am PDT
. >>> barack obama has served as an example in hiss campaign's effort to get out the vote. the u.s. president stopped at a polling station near his home in chicago. campaign strategists for both obama and opponent mitt romney say early voting could be a decisive factor in the election. obama became the first president to vote early. e usualed his supporters to exercise their rights before election day, november 6th. obama made the same pitch in the 2008 presidential election. votes cast early accounted for about 30% of the total. >> all across the country we're seeing a lot of early voting. it means you don't have to figure out if the you need to take time off from work, figure out how to pick up the kids. >> experts say the share of early votes this time could reach 35%. the figure could exceed to 60% in swing states such as colorado and florida. >>> a new opinion poll suggests romney has topped 50% support among likely voters. that's the first time he's hit that mark. pollsters for abc news and "the washington post" surveyed about 1,400 likely voters from sunday through wednesday. 50% of re
KCSMMHZ
Oct 31, 2012 6:00am PDT
. the u.s. media has been looking at the political ramifications. the presidential election is just a week away and the candidates' response to the storm could affect the outcome. "the washington post" says sandy gave president barack obama the chance to show his ability as commander in chief. but it also said any missteps or move that appears politically motivated could cost him. "the post" says the disaster has put romney in a difficult position. one article says he faces the almost impossible task for defining himself in a story that has gripped the nation. romney's critics have pounced on a comment he made about the federal emergency management agency. he said the agency should be eliminated and its functions handled at state levels. the "new york times" said monday the disaster coordination is one of the federal government's most vital functions. romney reportedly failed to respond when asked on tuesday whether he has reconsidered his position. president obama would be speaking to crowd after crowd in swing states if it hadn't been for the storm. he has less than a week to convince un
KCSMMHZ
Oct 23, 2012 6:00am PDT
to locking down votes. the u.s. presidential candidates wrapped up their third and final debate ahead of the november 6th election. they sparred over foreign policy and their discussion touched on everything from the situation in the middle east to relations with china. nhk world's anthony izaki reports from boca raton, florida. >> reporter: it started with a handshake, but the friendliness ended there. president barack obama and mitt romney spent the next 90 minutes to both outwit and outmaneuver each other. obama highlighted the foreign policy achievements of his administration over the past four years. >> we ended the war in iraq, refocused our attention on those who actually killed us on 9/11. and we're now able to transition out of afghanistan in a responsible way, making sure that afghans take responsibility for their own security. and that allows us also to rebuild alliances and make friends around the world to combat future threats. >> reporter: on the other hand, romney accused obama of making the united states appear weak immediately after taking office. >> the president beg
KCSMMHZ
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
is upping the ante in its ongoing legal war with apple. the south korean and u.s. technology giants have been fighting each other in the courts over technology for smartphones and other mobile devices. now the people at samsung say they've added apple's iphone5 to a patent infringement lawsuit in the united states. nhk world has more. >> reporter: samsung alleges apple's latest smartphone violates eight patents. it targets technologies for installing photos. the two firms have been fighting similar trials in ten countries including in japan. samsung received the green light on monday from a u.s. district court in california in another case. the company can resume sales of its tablet device, the galaxy tab 10.1 in the u.s. market. the court decided in june to temporarily ban sales, but apple has dominated the legal battle so far winning $1 billion compensation in a u.s. court. its lawyers are keeping up the pressure. apple added four new samsung models to a list of products it says infringe apple's patents. this man is an expert on smartphone industries. he warns if the legal fit drags co
KCSMMHZ
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
assume the u.s. will not jump from the fiscal cliff, that they'll find some way. we assume that what the europeans have promised will be put in place. not overnight. we're realistic. but fairly steadily so it spreads to countries and bonds will come down. and in china, we assume that what they need to do to maintain growth around 8% they'll do. if this doesn't happen, could be much worse. >> reporter: okay. thanks so much for your time today. good to talk with you. one thing that's very interesting to point out is we wouldn't even be here at the tokyo international forum if things had gone according to plan. organizers at the imf and world bank had planned to hold these meetings in egypt, but the political turmoil there forced them to reconsider. a japanese bureaucrat immediately raised his hand and proposed that japan would host. we spoke with the vice minister of finance for international affairs. >> reporter: the vice minister was instrumental in bringing the event to tokyo. he says there are two goals he hopes to achieve through the meetings. >> in the international economy, ther
KCSMMHZ
Oct 24, 2012 6:00am PDT
faster efforts to realine and downside efforts on u.s. bases in okinawa. >> the armed forces agreement is at least what the people hope for. i hope the government takes our voices into account. >> okinawa police say there's been 100 cases of rape or attempted rape between 1972 amend 2011. 1972 was when the prefecture converted over to japanese rule. massive protests follow the crime. after the latest incident, a rally is being planned for later this month in the city. the two suspects were stationed there. okinawa city officials are announces plans to -- they say they're expecting about 1,500 participants. >>> facebook executives announced they're in the red for the second straight quarter. business expansion costs have competed their projected growth. the social network's officials said revenues for the july to september period topped $1.2 billion. that's up over 30% from the same period last year. the surge in advertisement revenue was a contributing factor. but the firm spent more than research and development, payroll, and expanding operations, bringing it a net loss of $59 million
KCSMMHZ
Oct 22, 2012 6:00am PDT
their cars. the u.s. and the european union slapped economic sanctions on syria, including a ban on imports of oil. gas prices are about 50% higher than they were three months ago. >> translator: gas prices have skyrocketed, and the quality is poorer. >> reporter: citizens long for a ceasefire that might bring them stability. government and opposition forces have been reluctant to lay down their arms. some are hoping they might start with a temporary truce and then build on that. sho beppu, nhk world, damascus. >>> egypt's president mohamed morsi promised to tackle problems that affect people's daily lives during his first 100 days in office. now that he's passed that milestone, egyptians are paying close attention and assessing his performance. nhk world's yu kobayashi has more from cairo. >> reporter: this website shows the status of the new president's program. it's become the most popular website in egypt. the site was set up by two egyptians in their 20s. members of the public use the site to evaluate the progress of morsi's policies. the site receives 6,000 to 10,000 hits a day. >> tr
KCSMMHZ
Oct 10, 2012 6:00am PDT
warning that while we see gains from flows in the safe haven assets like u.s. and japanese bonds, we shouldn't be lulled into a false sense of security. what do you see as the biggest danger looming from this? >> well, i think that the biggest danger is that the government, the political actors decide to delay decisions. and i think that confidence is established on a firm ground when it's not. so, for example, in the united states, the message is be careful not to go over the fiscal cliff or to hit the debt ceiling, because that would be very detrimental to the economy and confidence. >> okay. we're still seeing a relatively strong growth in merging markets. how susceptible would you say are they, though, to the global downturn? >> well, they are. if something were to happen in the united states or if there were to be a further escalation of the crisis in the eu area, no one is immune. this is why a key policy message coming from our report is that these countries must keep their guard up and then preserve the policies in place that they have in case they have to use it later on. >>
KCSMMHZ
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
the commercial era. a ship built by a u.s. company has blasted off with supplies for astronauts in orbit. the craft is taking over from the space shuttles and taking private enterprise where it's never gone before. nhk world's sarah milkovich has the story. >> three, two, one. >> reporter: engineers at the u.s. firm spacex confirmed the unmanned dragon capsule. they launched it from cape canaveral air force station in florida. the rocket separated on schedule ten minutes after liftoff. dragon is cruising towards the space station. it's due to dock in three days 400 kilometers above the earth. it's carrying nearly a ton of food and experimental equipment. spacex is the first private company to handle a supply mission. its contract with the u.s. agency nasa is worth $1.6 billion. the dragon capsule is now heading toward the international space station, but nasa is no longer in space. countries like china and india are racing to catch up. with commercial partners like spacex, nasa is now free to focus on its new mission, racing to mars. >> what i call a historical event in the annals of spa
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